£105 million EU funding proposed for N Ireland

first_img Tagged with: European Union Funding Northern Ireland w Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 July 2018 | News The EU is proposing to make €120 million (£105 million) available to continue funding peace and cross border projects in Northern Ireland after Brexit, according to a report from BBC Northern Ireland.The report is based on an EU budget document published this week which states that the European Commission, the UK and Ireland will be parties to “this specific financing agreement.”If approved, the money will be made available to eligible organisations from 2021 to 2027. It will be split evenly between cross-border projects and those acting “in support of peace and reconciliation.”The PEACE Programme was created in 1995 as a result of the EU’s efforts to provide a positive response to the paramilitary ceasefires of 1994. The current Peace IV programme which runs to 2020 is an initiative of the European Union which has been designed specifically to support peace and reconciliation.Under previous programmes the EU funds have attracted matched funding, mainly from the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish government.The EU is also proposing that the UK government will continue to make a financial contribution to help pay for the schemes.Earlier this year, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said he could see “no more important use” of the EU budget than maintaining the peace process in Ireland. £105 million EU funding proposed for N Irelandcenter_img  143 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more